locate and read a policy paper published by an elected official advocacy group or academic institution what is contained in the policy paper who is the intended audience what do you know about the author s of the policy paper you have chosen do you

Write a 3-5-page paper not including the cover page and reference page using APA formatting. A minimum of four academic references must be used. These can include your textbook, assigned videos and other outside references. Wikipedia and similar sources are not considered academic resources. A Turnitin score of 15% or lower is acceptable.

Locate and read a policy paper published by an elected official, advocacy group, or academic institution. What is contained in the policy paper? Who is the intended audience? What do you know about the author(s) of the policy paper you have chosen? Do your best to assess the position of the author(s) in relation to the policy change contained in the paper. What are the values and assumptions motivating or underpinning the suggested policy change

Useful websites to locate policy papers include the following:

Center for Economic Policy Research: http://www.cepr.org/pubs/PolicyPapers/
Institute for Women’s Policy Research: http://www.iwpr.org/index.cfm
Cato Institute: http://www.cato.org
Brookings Institution: http://brookings.edu